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"It's for everyone" message for International Day of Sign Languages

The theme for the 2020 International Day of Sign Languages, marked on September 23, is “Sign Languages are for Everyone”.

To mark this special United Nations (UN) designated day, the World Federation of the Deaf (WDF) has launched a Global Leaders Challenge, asking government officials, members of Parliament, regional councillors and other leaders to submit videos of themselves using their national sign language.

‘iGlobal’ took part in the challenge with Jettender Ajimal, Senior Training Officer at BID Services, to get some first-hand training and pick up a whole new vocabulary as part of worldwide efforts to create greater awareness and solidarity with the deaf community. 

As a Senior Training Officer, Ajimal teaches a range of classes from accredited BSL courses at levels 1, 2, and 3, including deaf awareness courses.  

These British Sign Language (BSL) accredited courses are designed to teach learners to communicate with deaf people in BSL, starting with simple everyday language moving onto developing an advanced knowledge of the function and structure of BSL.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic and the government social interaction guidelines, BID has had to switch over to virtual classes.

The article in full, by Preeti Bal, can be found at iGlobal:



Posted 23rd September 2020